The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series includes a range of brand-new groups. One of such groups, Trackhouse Racing, will certainly be sustained by a specifically famous brand-new co-owner. On Friday, the group introduced that embellished artist Pitbull has actually ended up being a co-owner together with owner Justin Marks. Trackhouse will certainly debut in February’s Daytona 500 with Daniel Suárez driving the #99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
“I’ve been a fan of the NASCAR story since the movie Days of Thunder,” Pitbull mentioned. “As soon as I met Justin, (team president) Ty Norris and Daniel, we were on the same page. They welcomed me aboard, and now we’re going to show the world NASCAR is not only a sport but it’s a culture. This is an amazing way to celebrate my 40th birthday, so Get Ready! Dale! (Dah-lay)!”
Armando Christian Pérez, much better recognized by his name Pitbull, has actually obtained many honors for his songs, consisting of the Grammy Award in 2016 as well as several Latin Music Awards. His tune “I Believe That We Will Win” was utilized as NBC’s introduction for the 2020 Cup Series period ending. The solitary “Get Ready” functions Blake Shelton, that carried out the NASCAR on NBC introduction songs from 2015 to 2017.
Suárez, the Mexican-birthed 2016 Xfinity Series champ, looks like an excellent suitable for the Cuban-American Pitbull as other Latinos. Incidentally, Trackhouse will certainly not be Pitbull’s initial venture right into NASCAR; in 2014, his Voli Vodka brand name funded one more Mexican Xfinity Series vehicle driver in Carlos Contreras on a restricted basis.
Trackhouse, developed by previous vehicle driver Marks, plans to not just race on the Cup circuit however additionally advertise STEM education and learning. In 2013, Pitbull started Sports Leadership Arts as well as Management (BANG!), a sports-centered charter college with different universities across the country that plans to sustain education and learning in impoverished locations. With the rap artist signing up with the group, Trackhouse additionally wishes to produce a racing-themed STEM educational program for BANG! colleges.
“From day one of creating Trackhouse Racing, I wanted our team to be a platform for purpose, to transcend the sport and positively impact all races on and off the track,” claimed Marks.
“I am proud that in just a few months we are here announcing a partnership with one of the most influential and recognized artists in the world. Within the first 10 minutes of our first meeting, it was clear Armando and I share a vision and passion for impacting the lives of the underrepresented. We are creating and compelling a movement of positivity and possibility, using the platform and excitement of sports and music. Through NASCAR and our partnership with Pitbull, we are going to have the attention of a global demographic that is ready to be inspired into action for themselves, their families and their future.”
Pitbull is not the only top-level brand-new group proprietor in NASCAR, not to mentioned the only Bull. In the Toyota camp, 23XI Racing is co-owned by Chicago Bulls excellent Michael Jordan. 23XI vehicle driver Bubba Wallace, that was a Drive for Diversity participant like Suárez, tweeted after the announcement, “Welcome to the sport @pitbull. Pretty dope!”